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Why the scientists aren’t combining data from two experiments to get 5-sigma evidence (= “proof”) for the Higgs boson The Higgs field was postulated nearly 50 years ago, the LHC was proposed about 30 years ago, the experiments have been … Continue reading

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Where do theories come from?

While science rightly uses empirical evidence (”facts”) as the ultimate arbiter of truth, those who experiment and analyse field data usually only credit or discredit ideas / frameworks that some theorist has previously invented. Tagline.┬áScience: We finally figured out that … Continue reading

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[I]n the late 1920’s and early 1930’s…. There were lots of deep thoughts [in economics], but a lack of quantitative results. … It is usually not of very great practical or even scientific interest to know whether the [causal] influence … Continue reading

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I Nudge Myself

Many years ago, I was being driven to the airport and observed something stupid about myself. Then I used science (kind of). I remember this so clearly because it has symbolised other challenges since then. I had a bag of … Continue reading

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